Cuba

Comprises a large island of the same name and several smaller islands; area was inhabited by Ciboney, Guanahatabey and Taino (Arawaks) when Columbus arrived in 1492; Spanish colonized in 1511, native people soon died; Africans were brought here as slaves for plantations; official language is Spanish.

Quick Facts on Cuba

Go Historic ID
36611
Names
Cuba
Location
Population
11,032,343 (#83 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Spanish (official)
Ethnic Groups
White 64.1%, Mulatto or mixed 26.6%, Black 9.3% (2012 est.)
Religions
Christian 59.2%, folk 17.4%, other .4%, none 23% (2010 est.)